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TREE ROCK
USA

This small pine tree that seems to be growing out of solid rock has fascinated travelers since the first train rolled past on the Union Pacific Railroad. It is said that the builders of the original railroad diverted the tracks slightly to pass by the tree as they laid rails across Sherman Mountain in 1867-69. It is also said that trains stopped here while locomotive firemen 'gave the tree a drink' from their water buckets. The railroad moved several miles to the south in 1901 and the abandoned grade became a wagon road.

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(description from the sign)

Copyright: Jiri Spacaj
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 6930x3465
Uppladdad: 02/09/2011
Uppdaterad: 13/09/2011
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